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    DIY using Lflex and 20mm housing- any reason to update?

    I built quite a few lights for my buddies that ran on lfex drivers or Mobydrv using the finned 20mm housing, and XML2 emitters.

    The first were Mattís Sled light designs too.
    I also did some triple XPG2 emitters.

    These days you can get a pretty good light already built for what the parts used to cost.

    Is there any spiffy update to LEDs that would make another build worthwhile?

    I know there are some good flood options, but for a floody light Iíd prefer a multi-emitter bar light.

    Here Iím looking for efficiency and throw for helmet light.

    Thanks in advance.
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    The XPL-HI is my favorite emitter for a throwy light. Combined with the narrow optic from LED-DNA makes a really nice helmet beam in 20mm size. I keep telling myself to test the -HI with a Regina reflector but like so many things the idea sits on a back burner somewhere. Just have a feeling that would be a really good combination though.
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    Got a link for a source for neutral XPL-Hi on a copper star?

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    a few minor things that I can think of - the XP-L2 LEDs and the new 20700 li-ion batteries. Mainly it's the usual deal of reliabilty, customisation and tint choice, but you already know that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofroad'bent View Post
    Got a link for a source for neutral XPL-Hi on a copper star?
    Last time I got them was from here....

    CREE XP-L HI V3 3C LED on Noctigon 20mm MCPCB

    3C tint is pretty good IMO.
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    Dup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    Last time I got them was from here....

    CREE XP-L HI V3 3C LED on Noctigon 20mm MCPCB

    3C tint is pretty good IMO.
    Hmm, they have triple XPL-hi too.
    Worth doing a triple? Probably just run in parallel with the same driver.

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    Depends on what you want in a beam shape. The tightest 20mm triple optic makes a floodlight with XPGs. Don't imagine it does much, if any, better with an XPL-HI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    Depends on what you want in a beam shape. The tightest 20mm triple optic makes a floodlight with XPGs. Don't imagine it does much, if any, better with an XPL-HI.
    Oh, OK good point. I'm thinking more throw than flood, so domeless XPL-Hi is probably the way to go.

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    Are the DrJones Mobydrv drivers still around? Anybody know how to order one?

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    Mountain Electronics has...

    17mm DrJones H17Fx Driver w/ lucidrv2 - 7135 + FET

    Might be a new version of the mobydrv. Never used one so not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    Mountain Electronics has...

    17mm DrJones H17Fx Driver w/ lucidrv2 - 7135 + FET


    Might be a new version of the mobydrv. Never used one so not sure.
    Lucidrv is meant for clicky switches, not momentary. Itís more of a flashlight driver.

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    I finally tracked down DrJones. Here's what he said:
    Hello.
    I'm afraid I'm out of business.
    However mtnelectronics.com sells a variety of drivers, some with my firmware.

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    What is the issue with the TaskLED drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    What is the issue with the TaskLED drivers?

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    DrJones Mobydrv drivers had a few more features I liked, and were smaller and cheaper.

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